Political science

Jon Stewart, Oral Exams and More

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Political scientists consider how they can shake up their teaching techniques, and report success with some unconventional approaches.

Changing Borders of Political Science

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Scholars of government consider whether they are too parochial, how genetics is changing their discipline, and use of other fields to enliven teaching.

Finkelstein and DePaul Settle

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Controversial professor resigns and both sides issue conciliatory statements, but many believe academic freedom issues will outlast tenure dispute.

The Graduate Education Mismatch

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Political science study points out that some of what's missing in graduate education would make the new Ph.D.'s more desirable as job candidates -- especially outside research institutions.

Ghettoized Poli Sci Textbooks

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When black people or topics are covered in overviews of American government and politics, they end up in the civil rights chapter, study finds.

A Pentagon Olive Branch to Academe

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Defense secretary discusses plans for new university consortia and grants -- largely in social sciences -- for non-classified research, and pledges no political restrictions.

Double Dipping in Conference Papers

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Political scientists consider whether it's OK to give the same presentation more than once -- and whether hiring committees should take note of the practice.

Political Scientists Stick With New Orleans, Face Boycott

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Association rejects call to move 2012 meeting away from Louisiana due to its ban on gay marriage and civil unions.

The Perils of the Polling Shop

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Accusations of bias put Syracuse professor in spotlight, raising questions about when it's appropriate for applied research to serve partisan ends.

In Grad Admissions, Where Is Class?

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Survey of political science departments finds consideration of race and ethnicity, but not socioeconomic background.

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